The modern, open design of this 1,500 square foot loft is unusual for Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. The loft is organized around a wood-paneled wall that extends from public living areas and entry at one end, to the more private sleeping areas at the other. The wall transforms from portal, to object, to edge, as it engages each distinct programmatic space of the loft.
The palette of materials includes walnut paneling, glass tile, limestone flooring, granite counters, and broad white plaster surfaces. The roof structure remains exposed in the living areas, while plaster ceilings are designed to create more intimate environments for the smaller spaces. Small steps are introduced to modulate the passage created by the wood paneled wall.